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LittleLife Traveller S3 Child Carrier Review

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RRP:
£109.99
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Shortlisted Best Baby Carrier/Sling
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Shortlist

What they say:

“The Traveller S3 is the only child carrier designed specifically in accordance with major airlines' hand baggage restrictions*. The Traveller functions as a regular travelling backpack, but opens up to become a fully functional back carrier for children aged 6 months - 3 years, leaving you hands-free to dig out your boarding pass whilst your little one coos happily over your shoulder. It'll then fit happily in the overhead locker on your flight. Hands-free parenting at its best!”

Tested by mum Danielle Still for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Yes yes and yes! Love this carrier so much, we took it on a hike with us and our son was so comfortable in it. He smiled all the way round! It's made of strong durable materials, it's comfortable to wear and the safety straps for baby were absolutely brilliant and all padded too! A brilliant carrier for walking and climbing with :-)

How did this product make your life easier?     

I think it's definitely more for the outdoors, hiking and walking. Not sure who would use it for everyday use, but it is fab! The fact that baby can be secured in the carrier with various padded straps and all can be adjusted gives you peace of mind, especially as they are on the back of you not in view. Makes being hand free so easy!

Would you choose this product to win?

Although it's fab you can only wear it the one way. It's made of strong material and this makes the carrier feel safe, you don't feel like it's going to break under the weight of baby. My son loved it so much he fell asleep in it whilst we were out walking.

What changes would you make to this product?

One thing I would change would be to add a built-in rain hood! We ended up buying an umbrella and attaching it temporarily to the backpack so it covered baby. I think for what you pay for the carrier it would be good to have this already built in rather than having to purchase one separately. Haven't got anything else to change on it as I think it's a fabulous product.

Tested by mum Beth House for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

We found this carrier incredibly easy to use with no complicated straps to configure, and it was easy to put baby in if on your own too. It’s quite a clever idea to combine a carrier with cabin luggage. Whilst in some ways it is similar to baby carriers of the past, it’s been brought up to date with a neat design and useful pockets and compartments. It’s comfortable to wear and use as the hip strap takes most of the weight through your legs rather than putting a lot of pressure on your shoulders.

How did this product make your life easier?     

It’s very easy to use and importantly baby seems happy in it. She seemed to really enjoy her time in the carrier, and be comfortable. The seat is a nice shape, and there is further cushioning in front of baby's chest that added to her comfort. You can also attach baby's toys to a loop on the top of the carrier. As baby was happy and comfortable in this carrier we were able to do more and walk for longer. I could also see that this would be suitable to use until they are 3 years old.

Would you choose this product to win?

It’s unique to have a carrier act as a piece of hand luggage also. It’s ideally equipped for travelling should you not want to take a carrier in addition to your hand luggage. It’s nice to have a carrier that is already 'constructed' and its in-built frame makes the carrier feel well made, safe for baby, and comfortable for mum and dad.

What changes would you make to this product?

There is a suggested height restriction of wearers to be between 5ft 2in and 5ft 11in. This seems strange and there is little justification for this. My husband wore the carrier and it was comfortable for him at 6ft 2in tall. It might be worthwile also changing the fabric to the back area to a mesh to increase airflow as on longer walks you could get quite hot.

Tested by mum Nicola Millard for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Yes definitely. I think this carrier was the best one that I tested. My son loved being in it, I think mainly because even though he was safe and secure he still had a bit of movement and could see around the carrier. It was also the easiest to use by far. Even though it doesn't store very small it would store easily with suitcases.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The additional storage space in the carrier is fantastic. I always think that this is what baby carriers lack, it is big enough to fit in a packed lunch and a few nappies but not too big that it would get really heavy when full. I think that I would be able to go to more places that aren't buggy friendly.

Would you choose this product to win?

I can't choose one thing that stands out, for me it has to be two bits that stand out. They are the fact that it has additional storage in the bag and that it is so easy to use. It also looks nice, I liked the little animals on the inside, it would keep my son entertained for a little while.

What changes would you make to this product?

The only thing I would change about this product would be the fact that it clips in at the front. My son really likes messing with buttons and clips, I think after a few years in it he would figure out. With him being on my back and not in sight this could be dangerous if he managed to figure out how to unclip it when he is older.

Product Information

*Dimensions when closed 28cm x 26cm x 51cm

6 months - 3 years (max load 15kg)

 

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